Release Date: 23 March 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Inventions Maze of Woods Limited Vinyl LP + CD Album
· Inventions are the collaborative sum of longtime friends Matthew Cooper of Eluvium and Mark T. Smith of Explosions In The Sky. Their 2013 eponymous debut
album introduced an ambition to create music that was
both challenging and comforting.
· Their new album ‘Maze Of Woods’ opens with a vocal
sample declaring “I wanted to do something that I don’t
know how to do.” Using this as a mission statement,
Inventions have crafted a complex and exuberant album from an array of instruments, samples, found sounds, beats, chants and raw bursts of noise, with a much greater emphasis on strong vocal accompaniment in every song.
· Much like on the first record, the band again mixed the
album in a house on the Oregon coastline, with final
mixing and production all done by Smith and Cooper.
· Inventions have stated that much of the inspiration for
‘Maze Of Woods’ comes from the closing paragraph of
Denis Johnson’s novella ‘Train Dreams’. In that paragraph, Johnson describes the non-verbal howl of a feral wolf boy, a pre-language that is yearning and instinctual; a statement of wordless distress and love.
· ‘Maze Of Woods’ is the product of two masters of their
craft getting lost in the wilderness, “doing something that they don’t know how to do” and emerging with something wholly unexpected and beguilingly beautiful.
· LP format includes a copy of the album on CD.
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